10 Healthy Apple Recipes for Fall

What's a girl to do with eight pounds of fresh-picked apples? This.

If you kept up with Be Well Philly on Facebook this weekend, you know I spent yesterday picking apples at Solebury Orchards in New Hope. It was an absolutely lovely fall day, and having never picked apples before (I know, I know—what have I been doing these past 28 years of life?!) it was a really fun way to spend a Sunday.

It wasn’t until I’d hauled my load of apples home when it finally hit me: Huh. What will I do with eight pounds of apples? And so you have this, dear readers: a roundup of 10 yummy apple recipes that I can’t wait to dive into this season. On my definites list: Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce, Overnight Apple Butter, and Apple Salsa. Which recipes below strike your fancy? Or, even better, what are your favorite ways to eat and cook with apples? Share your recipes in the comments!

Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce
via Eating Well

The store-bought stuff in my pantry is sure to get purged once I whip up a batch of this easy-peasy applesauce. Bonus: It’s ready in 30 minutes.

Cinnamon Apple Cake
via Cooking Light

I’m told the cream cheese in this coffee-cake-like treat is what makes it super moist. (Which is good because I kind of hate how dry coffee cake usually is.)

Yogurt and Apple Salad
via VegWeb

An easy breakfast or lunch idea.

Overnight Apple Butter
via Cooking Light

This recipe appeals to the lazy cook in me. You just throw the ingredients in a Crock Pot before bed and—whammo!—warm apple butter when you wake up in the morning.

Acorn Squash and Apple Soup
via About.com

Because what fall recipe roundup would be complete without soup? This one’s super easy: the squash gets cooked in the microwave, greatly reducing kitchen time.

Brie, Apple and Arugula Quesadillas
via Cooking Light

Post-run snack, perhaps? Saturday afternoon lunch? Game-day apps? The possibilities are endless.

Warm Curried Chickpeas with Apples
via VegWeb

You had me at warm curried chickpeas. And apples.

Apple Salsa
via Cooking Light

A nice fall side salad featuring apples (duh), bell pepper, honey and cilantro. Serve with roasted chicken or pork—yum!

Apple, Goat Cheese and Pecan Pizza
via Cooking Light

The whole-wheat pizza dough at Trader Joe’s is calling my name for this one.

Apple-Honey Oatmeal Muffins
via Prevention

Toast the oats before making this recipe for an extra nutty flavor.

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